I wonder whether I can find a job here in Switzerland? Or maybe I can work remotely? And I wonder if anyone would miss us if we just stayed here?
Athough I’m not sure how I’d handle the winter here.
The concept of travelling distance here is very different to Australia. Today we left just after 8am and pulled into Ischgl in Austria at 5:45pm (with only a few stops) after only travelling 360km. The roads are slow, the mountains are steep (today’s max incline on my gps showed 21 degrees) and tight, there are lots of small villages, and there is lots of traffic.
Whereas at home in Australia we can do that before lunch leaving at the same time. Open roads, greater distances between towns and easily able to maintain higher average speeds.
Saying that. I love it here. I love the mountains, I love the green, I love the glacier fed rivers and waterfalls rushing next to the roads, I love the sound of cow bells echoing across the hills, and I love the roads.
Did I mention I love the mountains? I have found myself just sitting and starring out, lost in the mountains.
Today we rode in three countries, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Austria. And we rode over three major passes: Sustenpass, Klausenpass, and the Silvretta Hochalpenstrasse.
The last pass being the steepest with a recorded 21 degrees.
The Sustenpass was the first pass of the day and was accentuated by a number of large water falls from melting snow. It was also quite busy.
From here we made a small detour to Altdorf, the place where Switzerland became Switzerland due to the actions of Wilhem Tell.
Then onto the Klausenpass which had a very different feel in that it went around the mountain more than just zig zagging straight up. And at the top we enjoyed a picnic lunch looking out over the valley, while a remote control glider soarimg on the thermals created by the mountains, to the sound track of cow bells, and bikes riding the pass.
Then crossing the border into Liechtenstein for a very short time before entering Austria to climb the Silvretta Hochalpenstrasse and onto our accommodation in the ski resort town of Ischgl.
Tomorrow we head to Italy and the Stelvio pass.